Gallic War

strath of rogart -
walls of books
and latin homework,  
caesar and great-aunts. 

uncle -  treasurer, glasgow;
brother on argentine ranch. 
grants and murrays graduate
in flinty aberdeen. 

lairg's muddy main street -
once nothing, 
now something
seen for the last time

troop train
sleeping fitfully
the waxworks vividity 
of stations at night